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A major surgery is an invasive operative procedure where organs are removed, the normal anatomy is changed, or joints are rebuilt with artificial parts. Some major surgery procedures include appendectomy, knee replacement, kidney transplant, gastric bypass, hip replacement, cardiovascular surgery, and many neurosurgeries.
Gastric bypass surgery is becoming more refined and more common every year. This life-saving surgery is by no means a quick fix, but it is an excellent tool that more and more people are choosing to use in their quest for health and wellness. Here at Lauren’s Hope, people order gastric bypass medical ID bracelets on a regular basis, and one of the most common things we’re asked is what to engrave on gastric bypass medical ID jewelry. It’s a great question and one that we addressed more than two years back, right here on the Lauren’s Hope blog. In fact, “Three Reasons Why Gastric Bypass Patients Should Wear A Medical Alert,” is one of our all-time most popular blog posts. So, by popular demand (and inquiry!), here’s a second look at …
Meet Melissa Gilliam, AKA: Missy. This 33-year-old Lauren’s Hope customer lives in Pell City, Alabama with her husband of 15 years, Danny, and their many beloved pets. Missy wrote in to us recently to talk about her experience with gastric bypass surgery, a complicated ordeal that left this engaging blogger on disability, wheelchair-bound, and unsure if she would walk again.
When people choose to have weight loss surgery, medical alert jewelry isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind. But for people who have had gastric bypass surgery, gastric sleeve surgery, or other weight loss surgeries, wearing a medical ID can be truly life-saving. Yakima, Washington resident Jenny Holland, 40, who had gastric bypass surgery in 2005, agrees:
Robin L. Watkins lives in a town smaller than some high schools: Neodesha, Kansas, population 2500. Mom, grandma, and former Registered Nurse (RN), Robin is now a full-time homemaker who volunteers at the local public library and has been wearing a Lauren’s Hope medical ID bracelet since 2009.
Millions of people wear medical ID necklaces, bracelets, anklets, and charms every day, and they all have a reason for doing so. Here at Lauren’s Hope, because we make fully customizable, interchangeable medical ID bracelets, we see all sorts of different engraving requests. Here’s our list of the top ten reasons people wear medical ID jewelry.
I was able to catch up with a very special customer of ours, Molly McClure Seddeek. Molly recently left a comment on our Facebook wall letting us know that her Lauren's Hope medical ID bracelet was put to good use a few weeks ago.
If you have had gastric bypass surgery it is important to wear a medical alert bracelet to alert EMT's or first responders to your surgery. In order to treat you quickly and effectively, your medical alert bracelet should be engraved with some specific vital information.
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